Sport Events in 1998
Tennis great Helen Wills Moody, who won eight Wimbledon titles, passes away in California. She was 92.
Australia's leg-spinner Shane Warne claims his 300th Test wicket in the second Test against South Africa at Sydney.
Russia's Anatoly Karpov beats India's Viswanathan Anand in the final to retain the FIDE world chess title in Lausanne.
Geet Sethi retains National billiards title in Calcutta.
Devendra Joshi bags National snooker title in Calcutta. PSCB men and Bengal women retain National table tennis team title at Jammu.
Indian cricket team wins three-nation Independence Cup in Dhaka beating Pakistan in the final.
Chetan Baboor, for the third consecutive time, and Kasturi Chakraborthy emerge winners of the men's and women's titles in the National table tennis championship in Jammu. India wins the Rashid international volleyball tournament for the third consecutive year at Dubai beating UAE Senior in a five-setter.
Dingko Singh emerges `best boxer'; Railways regains honours in the National boxing championship in Ambala.
The first Test between West Indies and England at the Sabina Park (Jamaica) was abandoned 66 minutes into the opening day with the umpires ruling the pitch unfit for play. England was 17 for three in 10.1 overs.
Martina Hingis retains Australian Open women's singles title, beating Conchita Martinez in the final. North Zone wins Deodhar Trophy, beating East by 44 runs at Panaji.
Petr Korda wins Australian Open men's singles title, beating Marcelo Rios in the final. England wins under-19 cricket World Cup, beating New Zealand in the final at Johannesburg. V. Anand shares Hoogovens chess title with Vladimir Kramnik in Wijk Aan Zee.
Bihar men, Railway women emerge National basketball champions in Ludhiana. Railways makes it a double in the National badminton team championship in Hyderabad. South African wicketkeeper Dave Richardson announces his retirement at Adelaide.
Aparna Popat and Gopi Chand win the women's and men's titles in the National badminton championship in Hyderabad.
Paes-Bhupathi duo wins doubles title at Dubai Open, beating American pair of Don Johnson and Francisco Montana 6-2, 7-5.
Delhi-Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy super-league encounter in Chennai comes to an abrupt halt with Delhi skipper and batsman Ajay Sharma sighting boot marks short of the good length area.
Delhi-Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy super-league match in Chennai was abandoned owing to pitch-tampering.
BCCI bans Tamil Nadu and Delhi from the remaining Ranji Trophy season for bringing the game into disrepute.
Former Indian Test cricketer Raman Lamba dies in Dhaka, three days after being hit on the head while fielding.
India's Vikas Pandey and Tumpa Debnath emerge men's and women's all-around champions in the SAARC gymnastics championship at Allahabad.
India wins 2-0 at Karachi to square the hockey series, but Pakistan took the Habib Bank Trophy on goal-difference.
Viswanathan Anand wins the super category tournament at Linares.
India `A' beats Pakistan `A' by 58 runs in the fourth `Test' to clinch the rain-hit series 1-0 at Karachi.
China's Sun Jun and Ye Zhaoying bag the all-England Open badminton men's and women's titles at Birmingham.
Pakistan `A' clinches the three-match one-day series 2-0 against India `A', winning the second match at Lahore by six wickets. Abhijit Kunte wins the Indian Independence Golden Jubilee Grandmaster chess tournament at Kozhikode. Feroz Ali wins Indian Open golf championship at Calcutta.
Pakistan `A' makes it a clean sweep over India `A', winning the third one-day match at Karachi by 170 runs. World No. 1 Mike Russell wins the World Matchplay billiards championship at Liverpool, beating Peter Gilchrist 8-5.
Aparna Popat wins French Open badminton title at Halle Carpentier, Paris, beating Katja Michalowsky of Germany 11-8, 11- 4. Mohun Bagan emerges National Football League champion at Calcutta.
Former New Zealand cricket captain Lee Germon announces his retirement from first class cricket in Rangiora (NZ). Mumbai retains Wills Trophy at Lucknow.
Pakistan wins the eight-match Pepsi Friendship hockey series against India 4-3 after winning the Chennai Test 2-0.
Australia wins final Test at Bangalore, but India bags the Gavaskar-Border Trophy in the three-Test series 2-1.
Italy beats India 4-1 in the Davis Cup World Group first round at Genoa.
Patrick Rafter wins Gold Flake Open singles beating Mikael Tillstrom; Paes-Bhupathi duo retains doubles crown outlasting Oliver Delaitre and Max Mirnyi in Chennai.
Australia beats India in the final of the tri-nation one-day series at Delhi. Zimbabwe was the third team.
Punjab men and Railways women emerge champions in the National Volleyball League in Patna.
Jaspal Rana bags maiden rapid fire pistol title on the concluding day of the National shooting championship in Delhi. Railways wins Guru Dutt Trophy in the inter-State bridge championship at Kochi.
West Bengal pair of Mukherjee and Saha takes the pairs event for the Agarwala Trophy in the inter-State bridge championship which concluded at Kochi. China's Xu Yuhua wins the Asian women's chess championship in Kuala Lumpur. Kenya's Moses Tanui wins Boston marathon.
Karnataka regains the Ranji Trophy beating Uttar Pradesh on first innings at Bangalore. South Africa wins Standard Bank tri- series, beating Pakistan by nine wickets in the final at Cape Town. Sri Lanka was the third team.
India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah, beating Australia by six wickets in the final.
Bengal beats Goa 1-0 to win the Santosh Trophy in the National football championship for the fifth time in a row at Guwahati. Former Test cricketer and chairman of the National selection committee Ramakant Desai passes away in Mumbai.
Former Asian Games shot put champion Joginder Singh passes away in Delhi.
Punjab Police men and Indian Railways women emerge triumphant in the Federation Cup volleyball championship at Chalakudi.
John Higgins triumphs at Embassy World snooker championship, beating Ken Doherty in the final at Sheffield.
GM Dibyendu Barua regains National `A' chess title in Muzaffarpur.
Leander-Mahesh duo lifts the Italian Open doubles title at Rome, beating Rick Leach and Ellis Ferreira in the final.
Tejas Bakre wins boys' title and IWM S. Vijayalakshmi takes silver in the Asian junior chess championship in Rasht, Iran.
Viswanathan Anand triumphs in the 7th Torneo Magistral chess tournament in Madrid.
China wins Uber Cup beating defending champion Indonesia in the final in Hong Kong.
Indonesia retains Thomas Cup, beating Malaysia in the final of the world men's team badminton championship in Hong Kong. New Zealand men and women win the Asian beach volleyball championships in Mumbai.
Australian women retain hockey World Cup title at Utrecht. India win the Coca-Cola tri-series, beating Kenya by nine wickets in the final at Calcutta. Bangladesh was the third team in the fray.
The Netherlands bags men's title in the hockey World Cup at Utrecht.
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario wins French Open title beating Monica Seles in the final.
Carlos Moya wins men's title at the French Open, defeating Alex Corretja in the final.
Indian athlete Shiny Wilson calls it a day at Chennai.
S. Vijayalakshmi wins National women's `A' chess title in Mumbai.
Viswanathan Anand retains Frankfurt chess classic title.
Hockey Olympian V. J. Peter passes away in Chennai.
Jana Novotna wins the Wimbledon women's title, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final.
Pete Sampras wins his fifth Wimbledon men's crown, beating Goran Ivanisevic in the final.
India wins Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy, defeating Sri Lanka by six runs in the final at Colombo. New Zealand was the third team in the fray.
Leander Paes wins his first ATP singles title, beating Neville Godwin (South Africa) in the final of the Hall of Fame tennis championship in Newport.
Host France wins the soccer World Cup, beating Brazil in the final.
Tejas Bakre wins under-16 chess title at the World Youth Games in Moscow.
India's 4x100m quartet of Saraswati Dey, E.B. Shyla, P.T. Usha and Rachita Mistry win gold in the Asian athletic championships at Fukuoka.
Renowned athlete Joyner-Kersee bids adieu at Edwardsville.
New Zealand Test batsman Mark Greatbatch announces his retirement from first class cricket at Wellington.
Leander Paes beats World No. 2 Pete Sampras 6-3, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen ATP championship in New Haven.
India's cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar, has an audience with the legend, Sir Don Bradman, at the latter's 90th birthday celebrations in Adelaide.
Sachin Tendulkar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award; Joginder Singh Saini, the Dronacharya award, while several other leading sporstmen receive Arjuna awards from President, K.R. Narayanan in Delhi.
Muthiah Muralitharan bags nine wickets for match-figures of 16 for 220 in the one-off Test at the Oval to help Sri Lanka to its first Test win against England. He is the third to have captured 16 wickets in a Test match (Bob Massie and Hirwani were the others). Only Jim Laker (19 wickets) and Syd Barnes (17) have captured more.
Cuba claims top spot in the World women's Grand Prix volleyball championship in Chennai.
Sebastian Xavier equals Asian championship record in the 50m freestyle (22.89 s) in the National aquatic championship in Bangalore.
Karnataka claims overall championship while Richa Misra (Delhi) and Kailash Nath (Services) the women's and men's individual titles in the senior National aquatic championships in Bangalore.
Lindsay Davenport wins her maiden Grand Slam title, beating defending champion Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open.
Patrick Rafter retains the U.S. Open men's singles title, beating Mark Philippoussis in the final.
India loses the fifth and final match of the Sahara Cup by five wickets and Pakistan wins the series 4-1 at Toronto.
American sprinter, Olympic star and 100m & 200m women's world record holder Florence Griffith Joyner dies of a seizure in Los Angeles. She was 38. India, with seven gold, 10 silver and eight bronze medals, came seventh in the final medal standings of the 16th Commonwealth Games which concluded at Kuala Lumpur.
Sachin Tendulkar's 127 not out against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo makes him the world record holder for the highest number of centuries (18) in limited overs internationals.
Britain beats India 3-2 in the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie at Nottingham.
Geet Sethi wins his fourth World Professional billiards title, beating Mike Russell in Ahmedabad. Zimbabwe wins the final one-day match at Harare, but India triumphs 2-1 in the three- match Hero Honda Cup series.
Ranji champion Karnataka claims Irani Trophy, beating Rest of India on first innings at Bangalore.
Railways wins the BOB-senior National hockey championship for women, defeating Haryana in the final at Chennai.
Uzma Khan and Nitin Kirtane bag the women's and men's crowns in the National tennis championships in Delhi.
World No. 3 pair of Leander-Mahesh win the Shangai Open title, beating top-ranked duo of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde in the final.
Former Indian cricket captain Ghulam Ahmed passes away in Hyderabad.
South Africa wins the Wills International Cup at Dhaka, beating West Indies by four wickets in the final.
Viswanathan Anand wins the 3rd Fontys chess tournament at Tilburg. Paramjeet Singh upstages Milkha Singh's 38-year-old 400m record at the National open athletic championship at Calcutta.
Koneru Humpy wins the World under-12 girls' chess title in Oropesa del Mar, Spain. Azharuddin becomes the highest run-getter (displacing Desmond Haynes, 8648 runs) in LOI history in the Coca Cola cup, Sharjah.
Leander-Mahesh duo wins the doubles title at the Paris Indoor Open, beating top-seeds Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis of The Netherlands in the final.
Tendulkar blazes as India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah, beating Zimbabwe in the final.
Naresh & Girdhari Lal Yadav win the National Enterprise sailing championship in Mumbai.
Former Indian stumper Kiran More calls it a day from first class cricket at Baroda.
South African all-rounder Brian McMillan calls it a day at Cape Town.
India `B' beats Sri Lanka 3-2 in the final of the Bristol Freedom Cup four-nation football tournament in Colombo.
Ritwik Bhattacharya of India and Nicol David of Malaysia win the men's and women's titles in the Asian Squash Federation junior circuit grand final in Delhi.
India retains the Asia Cup tennis championship in Delhi, beating Uzbekistan 2-1 in the final.
Kazakhstan IM Darmen Sadvaksov and WGM Hoang Thanh Trang of Vietnam win the boys' and girls' titles respectively in the World junior chess championship at Kozhikode. Punjab Police men and Indian Railways women emerge Federation Cup basketball champions at Berhampur, Orissa.
13th Asian Games inaugurated at Bangkok.
West Indies `A' wins second `Test' at Chennai and the two- `Test' series against India `A' 2-0.
Saheli Barua is crowned National women's `B' chess champion in Chennai.
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar bags India's first gold in the 13th Asian Games at Bangkok, winning the women's 1,500m.
Indian kabaddi team makes it a hat-trick of gold medals since the sport's introduction at the Asian Games. West Indies `A' wins the third one-day in Mumbai and the three-match series against India `A' 2- 1.
Jyotirmoyee bags her second gold at the Asian Games, winning the women's 800m. Rosakutty finishes second. Bantamweight pugilist Dingko Singh clinches a gold while Indian pair of Sethi- Shandilya strikes top prize in billiards doubles category.
Goalie Ashish Ballal stars as Indian hockey team triumphs at the Asian Games after a gap of 32 years. Ashok Shandilya wins gold in singles billiards, beating Geet Sethi in the final.
Curtains come down on Bangkok Asiad, India finishes ninth with seven gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze.
Central Zone retains Duleep Trophy, defeating West at Aurangabad.
Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee announces increased cash awards for Asian Games medallists.